Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Home life as we understand it is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.
George Bernard Shaw
It is natural for the mind to believe and for the will to love; so that, for want of true objects, they must attach themselves to false.
Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man, at twice its natural size.
Habit is a second nature that destroys the first. But what is nature? Why is habit not natural? I am very much afraid that nature itself is only a first habit, just as habit is a second nature.
Children have a natural antipathy to books - handicraft should be the basis of education. Boys and girls should be taught to use their hands to make something, and they would be less apt to destroy and be mischievous.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind. Therefore do not use compulsion, but let early education be a sort of amusement; you will then be better able to discover the child's natural bent.
One cannot fix one's eyes on the commonest natural production without finding food for a rambling fancy.